Park Rules

General Park Rules

  • Permit holder must be present at event as they will be the responsible party. Original permit must be present on site.
  • Group size cannot exceed capacity of building/shelter (set by Fire Marshal).
  • Not allowed under any circumstances:
    • Amusement rides
    • Ball crawls
    • Canopies
    • Carousels
    • Dunk tanks
    • Farm animals
    • Fish fryers
    • Moon bounces
    • Pony rides
    • Tents
    • Water slides
  • No bands of any kind are permitted. DJs and loud or amplified music is prohibited on all outside grounds or any area where the peace is disturbed.
  • No generators.
  • No driving on grass.
  • Clients cannot charge admission fees, sell, or offer for sale any merchandise, article, or thing.
  • The use of park facilities for commercial enterprises or private profit is prohibited. Clients may not practice, carry on, conduct, or solicit for any trade, occupation, business, or profession whatsoever.
  • Clients may not distribute any handbills or circulars, or post, place, or erect any bills, notices, paper, advertising devices, etc., pertaining to their event.
  • Additional grills are permitted at designated outdoor cooking areas except for at Watkins Park Pavilions #10-14. Grills must be hand carried into the picnic area (charcoal only--no gas grills or stoves allowed). Gas grills and stoves are permitted at Watkins Park Shelters #0-9 and Cosca Park Group Pavilion.
  • Ballfields, courts, and play equipment are open to the public and are not the exclusive use of the permit holder.
  • Groups must bag and take uneaten crabs and discarded parts from eaten crabs out of the park. It may not be left in trash containers.

Picnic Shelter Rules

  • Parks close at dusk; groups must disperse by 7 p.m.
  • No DJs
  • Trash must be placed in provided containers.

Recreation Building Rules

  • No pets or smoking inside buildings.
  • DJs allowed only inside building.
  • Trash must be placed in provided containers outside the building.

Garden Plot Rules

View the Garden Plot Rules and Regulations (PDF)